"There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same", says Carlos Santana. True, each and every sunrise or sunset is unique! The festive colour which spreads across the sky is unforgettable. It is a bliss to view this spectacle at certain picturesque spots. Hence, we are taking you through a photo tour around the mind-blowing sunset destinations in Karnataka!
Shall we begin the incredible journey?
Every rock and stone in Hampi has something to tell us about its glory. Such a huge heritage site is surrounded by uniquely formed rocks and hillocks. One interesting thing to witness here is the sunset! Yes, the heritage structures and rocky hills look like a silhouette while the sky becomes colourful!
A city on the shores of Arabian Sea must be an ideal spot for sunset views! Yes, the port city of Mangalore is filled with the stunning beaches and backwaters. Just head to one of its beaches like Panambur Beach or Tannir Bhavi Beach in the evening to see the sun drowning into the sea!
'The Cherrapunji of the South' is exclusively known for its stunning sunset! Anyone would feel like making a pitstop during the sunset time in Agumbe. Bound by dense forest, this hill village is one of the best destinations in Karnataka.
Want to see a combination of orange, pink and yellow in a huge canvas called sky? You can witness this spectacle at Bheemana Gudda at Sirsi! Just climb up to a view point to get a panoramic view of Aghanashini Valley and catch up with beautiful sunset. Bheemana Gudda is one of the top sunset destinations in Karnataka.
Joida is an unexplored town in Uttara Kannada. It is known for Supa Dam which is built across the Kali River. An otherwise sleepy town witnesses a happy event every evening! Yes, the sunset turns the place yellow-orange by making it one of the stunning sunset point.
We visit Nagarhole to catch with the wild but you can also see something serene! Watch the sun go under the thick trees and get awestruck by its beauty. Yes, Nagarhole is one of the top sunset destinations in Karnataka.
What's better than viewing the sunset at the highest peak in Karnataka? Mullayanagiri is not just a trekking destination but also a paradise for nature lovers. The nature trails through this mountain range is most exciting and fun. That too a sunset view is just dramatical!
It is here that Kannada literary laureate Kuvempu created his works. The beguiling locals of Thirthahalli is must-visit place in Shimoga. Covered in the lush greenery and fed by the Tungabhadra river, this place is worthwhile to catch up with the sunset.
The Chalukhyas turned Pattadakal into an artistic place with the monuments! This UNESCO heritage site looks beautiful and offers a lot for the explorers. Old temples, intricate carvings and groups of temples in Pattadakal is a visual treat. However, a stroll around this site in the evenings is even more interesting!
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A kind of festive ambience surrounds the coastal city of Udupi. This vibrant city is not just a cultural hub but also a famous tourist place. While the Krishna Temple upholds the importance of the place, beaches define another side. An evening on the sandy shores of Kaup Beach or Malpe Beach is a must to see the returning fishing boats and orange sun going behind the waves!
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Coorg is the all-time favourite destination! The aroma of coffee, spices, misty landscapes, ghat sections and waterfalls together offer a big package for tourism. How can we miss out on sunrise and sunset at the enticing Coorg? It is definitely one of the stunning places for sunset views.
It is one of the jewels of the Baba Budan Giri Ranges which is known for its picturesque vistas. The meandering forest paths, valley views, gardens and waterfalls engage every visitor. Kemmannugundi is also one of the top sunset points in Karnataka. Many people love to get this incredible view from this hill station.
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Shravanabelagola is known for the monolithic statue of Bahubali! The hills of Chandragiri and Vindhyagiri are worth a visit for the views they provide. Climb up the hills to get an awesome view of the orangish sky covering the heritage structures at Shravanabelagola in Hassan.
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It is festive to the fusion of greenery and mist at Kodachadri! The effervescent beauty of this hill station is to br explored atleast once. Kodachadri is not only famous as one of the trekking places in Karnataka but also for the graphical vistas. Don't miss out on a sunrise or a sunset view here.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a famous green pasture in the city. There is a small hillock on which one of the four Kempegowda towers is located. An evening time climb on this hillock will give you one of the best sunsets ever. Bengaluru is located a higher level and this hillock in Lalbagh is a favourite spot in the city.
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